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Experts in audio conversion - Faxworks .vmf files

by PiersonRon / December 20, 2011 5:15 AM PST

I have backed-up files from the pre-installed Faxworks program from Gateway 2000. This is a program that was used as a voice mail (answering machine)/fax machine. I have recordings from that program of a deceased family member that I want to convert to play on any CD player. The current file extension is vmf and also has a sister file with a ctl extension. Since it is a simple voice recording it doesn't seem like it should that difficult to convert to MP3 or a WAV file (or anything playable in a CD player). Looking for expert advice or for a copy of the Faxworks program and the patches that came with Gateway computers (Windows 95).

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Might be none required.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2011 5:38 AM PST
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VMF files
by PiersonRon / December 20, 2011 12:03 PM PST

Thanks for your reply but I'm coming up empty trying to find the internet wave player download. This seems like it should very simple but it's becoming very frustrating. It's the only voice-recorded memory we have of my father-in-law and I'm trying to pass this recording onto surviving family members for Christmas. Any other thoughts or suggestions are welcome. If you're interested I could send some sample files via email and I would be willing to pay for positive results.

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I can't tell if you used my suggestions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2011 12:06 PM PST
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I offered 2 ideas and then you write you went looking for the internet wave player.

Sorry but I would have tried my 2 ideas first.

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by PiersonRon / December 21, 2011 2:59 AM PST

I'm sorry, I failed to mention that I did try to change the file extension to .wav and I tried to open it with multiple players including VLC to no avail.

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Then the final option.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2011 3:06 AM PST
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Setup some machine that ran such software, even if you must resurrect some old PC and even if it requires more learning such as running Windows 3.1 in a Virtual Box (see Virtual Box on

There are some thousand file formats that we can no longer access any other way.

Well, I bet we could get some programmer to code up an application but that's more expensive.

Sorry that the usual did not work.

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